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Re: French cars blow up why
To put this incident into perspective.
On average there are 18 accidental (not the result of an accident) car fires per day in the mainland UK. Makes you wonder why the other 17 aren't mentioned.
Strangely enough the number of accidental car fires has more than halved over the past 10 years or so. So in effect either car drivers are taking better care of the vehicles or manufacturers are making them safer.
Also it is very difficult to actually get a car to explode - a sudden conflagration or flash over yes but true explosions are rare.
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